Day 3: In It For The Long Haul

Day three has been long and tiring with many distractions and not much satisfaction. I began in the basement with my first area of focus being the drawers under the stairs. (Sounds creepy enough for this time of year, no?) It was scary!  I pulled everything out (there are about 15 full-sized drawers). Mostly bakeware, tablecloths, … Continue reading Day 3: In It For The Long Haul

Day 2: The Five Day Purge Continuation

Day two was a bit of a slower pace, but constant. I wasn’t quite sure where to start, there is so much to do and I want it all done now! I know that’s not possible. As they say - your house didn’t get this messy overnight and it’s not going to be clean overnight … Continue reading Day 2: The Five Day Purge Continuation

Day 1: The Reality of It

Day one of my current purge has come and gone. At first, I was a bit saddened when it began to dawn on me that the five days I have set aside for this mission are not going to result in the incredibly simplified, organized home that I envision when I close my eyes and … Continue reading Day 1: The Reality of It

What’s Really Important To Me?

This is a question that I have needed to pause and ask myself. While I have many areas in my life that are important to me, and have a broad vision of where I want to be, I have never listed these areas out, set goals and created a clear and concise plan to reaching … Continue reading What’s Really Important To Me?

Stomping Out My Carbon Footprint

I've been contemplating my carbon footprint lately. Thinking about little ways that I can make a difference. I already have strong personal feelings about walking when I can, recycling, buying local, wearing classic clothing that will last for seasons - preferably years (or buying secondhand to begin with), saving and using items I've already got, … Continue reading Stomping Out My Carbon Footprint

Ways for Women: Update

If you are squeamish, or a man, be forewarned - look away! As I have been contemplating ways to simplify my life, and be a better steward of God's Earth, one thing I have been thinking about for quite some time is trying cloth menstrual pads. There are many styles and companies from which to … Continue reading Ways for Women: Update

Simplicity Simplified

I am a career blogger by no means. Clearly there have been some gaps between my posts, and even when I am consistent, I have one or two posts a month at best (usually one!)   Regrettably, I have not written a blog since October. It is now nearing the back half of February and … Continue reading Simplicity Simplified

October Prose

With the beauty of autumn, which never fails to move me, I simply had to put a few words down. I hope you enjoy them.

My Autumn Basket List

Simplify

When it comes to seasons, there's not much I love more than the first, almost imperceptible noticings of the coming fall. The cooler nights, the crickets' incessant chirp, dewy mornings, flocking starlings that cover the yard searching for insects to fill up on for their journey, the sweet smell of hay being mown and stored … Continue reading My Autumn Basket List

The Unforced Rhythms of Grace

Having arrived home after a long talk with a distraught friend, I was feeling very blessed by my own humble home and surroundings. I sat down on the front stoop and the sight of my perennial gardens gave me the sense of relaxed peace that my friend was so desiring. I truly wanted to share with her … Continue reading The Unforced Rhythms of Grace